Royal Park murder accused refused bail
The Colombo High Court yesterday refused to grant bail to Royal Park
murder accused Shaymantha Jude Anthony Jayamaha.
Petitioner Preethi Neville Jayamaha, the father of the accused
preferred the application. Petitioner cited OIC CID and the Attorney
General as respondents.
Deputy Solicitor General Jayantha Jayasooriya objected to the
application on the basis of the accused had already been indicted in
Colombo High Court.
The petitioner stated that Shaymantha was remanded by the Colombo
Magistrate when he was arrested and produced before the court by the CID
on July 07, in connection with the murder of nineteen year old student
fashion designer Yvonne Jhonson on July 1, at the Royal Park
He stated that his son was following a business management diploma
course in Australia and was implicated in the incident while he was on a
The accused was a student school in Colombo and a friend of the
sister of the slain girl, the daughter of a Swedish father and Sri
President's Counsel Daya Perera appeared for the petitioner.
Deputy Solicitor General Jayantha Jayasooriya appeared for the State.
Hemantha Warnakulasooriya watched the interests of the aggrieved
party, the family of the deceased.